Winnipeg Free Press Newspaper Archives Nov 28 1970, Page 129

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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - November 28, 1970, Winnipeg, ManitobaSo you want to be a Model. And it s a cinch right a Girt gets paid a Fortune just for standing around looking sexy right wrong. Let Clare Taylor who knows Tell you what it s really like i said moving my scantily Clad body closer what s that marvellous after shave you be got moving even closer he breathed Mars s new Temple at seductive smile. Roared the director. Of that s it kids. Break for at 6 o clock on a misty 40-degree morning that was t a bad idea. As the Crew stormed the Mobile canteen my mind flashed Back two years earlier. I had just been told for the fifth time that i should be a Model. Why i thought All the years at the education factory have equipped me for nothing More than Clever conversation and a secretarial Job. Everyone knows that secretaries Are paid subsist ence wages and get broken fingernails to Boot. So i piled on my idea of theatrical make up and went off to Case the modelling agencies. It was enough to scare off the most experienced of typists. Dragon lady Sal in her baroque modern office chewing out various models agents and clients on the Telephone. The Entrance to this shrine was guarded by an apprentice dragon with an Arctic Circle smile. After making it through the lines to dragon lady s desk. I got the Welcome smile and the bit. I Stam mered on about my five foot eight Inch height superbly photogenic cheekbones and raving desire to make pots of Money. At which Point. I was signed for a course costing More than two months salary and dismissed snaking. So Back to school it was the classes were held twice a week at nigh. And it was just As Well. After experimenting with make up for three hours sunlight would have done my face no favors. At graduation we All had a new face new walk complimentary Hairdo new clothes sense and reams of Nulf Confidence. The last was the most important because the next step was the fashion i was Given a fat of photographers and advertising agencies who were supposedly panting to see any new Talent that had emerged unscathed from the school. Most were Nice enough to say. Hello How tall Are but the rest seemed to View me As an advancing plague. Two asked me k come Back for photographic tests. I went to their studios with a varied assortment of outfits hair pieces and facial expressions. The and i then worked together As a team creating artistic imaginative Pho tos ideally. My first test turned out to be not of me but of aft old 1930 camera wielded by the photographer s assistant assistant. When i saw the proofs i started looking in the wanted Secretary columns. I reapplied my eyelashes pulled up my sagging panty Hose and tried again. This time Success from the results. I chose the five Best photographs and carried them reverently to the printers to have a composite made. This is a publicity Sheet with photographs name of the Agency and vital statistics. How i lied i took an Inch off my height two off my Waist added one to my Chest and dyed my hair just to be different. Only it turned out Orange. There is a lot to be said about Orange hair and unfortunately Ctm Linurd Cost of becoming a modd course composite printing for 300 copies 150 photography 50 Basic make up 60 total 510 a 3 or. Shoes i or. Boots 12 or. Panty Hose gloves scarves 3-7 accessories in weary Model s bag hair pieces total 12 15 10 10 15 4 50 138 25 18 15 25 30 50 100 333 dues far any to work Union pcs Artistes per Job until you be bought 20 permits then you re a member. Association of Canadian television and radio artists first permit for each succeeding permit. As above. Bentley butane offers you a sinking difference. Weekend Magazine nor. 1970-11

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